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Transcript of George Bush
George Herbert Walker Bush Bush began his formal
education at the Greenwich
Country Day School Beginning in 1936, he attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, where he held a large number of leadership positions including president of the senior class, secretary of the student council, and captain of both the varsity baseball and soccer teams. Young George H. W. Bush taking his first steps at his grandfather's house in Kennebunkport, Maine, c. 1925 Following the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Bush decided to join the US Navy Postponing going to college, he became a naval aviator at the age of 18. George Bush married Barbara Pierce on January 6, 1945. Introduction Children Marvin Pierce Bush (born 1956) George Walker Bush (born 1946) They had six children: Pauline Robinson Bush ("Robin", 1949–1953, died of leukemia) John Ellis "Jeb" Bush (born 1953) Neil Mallon Bush
(born 1955) Dorothy Bush Koch (born 1959). This is in order of age (oldest to youngest) Presidency College Years He graduated as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa from Yale in 1948 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. He also captained the Yale baseball team, and as a left-handed first baseman, played in the first two College World Series. As the team captain, Bush met Babe Ruth before a game during his senior year. Bush was inaugurated on January 20, 1989, succeeding Ronald Reagan. Bush after 9/11 Vice Presidency As Vice President, Bush generally took on a low profile, he avoided decision-making or criticizing Reagan in any way On March 30, 1981, Reagan was shot and seriously wounded in Washington, D.C. Bush was in Fort Worth, Texas, and flew Washington immediately. Reagan recovered and returned to work within two weeks First Term Second Term George H
W Bush is a republcan Bush became the first Vice President to become Acting President when, on July 13, 1985, Reagan underwent surgery to remove polyps from his colon making Bush Acting President for approximately eight hours. Reagan and Bush ran for reelection in 1984. Thier Democratic opponents: Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro. She and Bush squared off in a single televised Vice Presidential debate.However, Reagan and Bush won in a landslide. Walter Mondale
made history by choosing
a woman as his running
mate, New York representative Geraldine Ferraro. Vice Presidency